Rookies


ROOKIE DEFINITION


A player’s rookie season ("Rookie Year") is defined as the season in which he becomes a PGA TOUR member (including Special Temporary Members) and plays in 10 or more events as a member or finishes in the Top 125 on the Official FedExCup Points List or Non-Member FedExCup Points List, whichever occurs first.

FIRST-YEAR MEMBER DEFINITION


A new member (including Special Temporary Members) shall not be eligible for the PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year if he has previously played in more than seven (7) Official PGA TOUR Money events as a professional in any prior season.

FIRST-YEAR MEMBERS (4)

Player Path to the PGA TOUR Flag Birthplace Residence College
Bezuidenhout, Christiaan 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals RSA Delmas, South Africa Delmas, South Africa
Herbert, Lucas 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals AUS Bendigo, Australia Melbourne, Australia
Kitayama, Kurt 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals USA Chico, California Henderson, Nevada UNLV
Zalatoris, Will KFT and non-member FedExCup points list USA San Francisco, California Dallas, Texas Wake Forest

ROOKIE WINNERS - FedExCup era (2007-present)

Player Rookies
Garrick Higgo 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree
Viktor Hovland 2020 Puerto Rico Open
Collin Morikawa 2019 Barracuda Championship
Matthew Wolff 2019 3M Open
Martin Trainer 2019 Puerto Rico Open
Adam Long 2019 Desert Classic
Cameron Champ 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship
Aaron Wise 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson
Satoshi Kodaira 2018 RBC Heritage
Austin Cook 2017 The RSM Classic
Xander Schauffele (2) 2017 TOUR Championship
Grayson Murray 2017 Barbasol Championship
Xander Schauffele 2017 The Greenbrier Classic
Wesley Bryan 2017 RBC Heritage
Mackenzie Hughes 2016 The RSM Classic
Cody Gribble 2016 Sanderson Farms Championship
Si Woo Kim 2016 Wyndham Championship
Smylie Kaufman 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Emiliano Grillo 2015 Frys.com Open
Nick Taylor 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship
Chesson Hadley 2014 Puerto Rico Open
Jordan Spieth 2013 John Deere Classic
Derek Ernst 2013 Wells Fargo Championship
Russell Henley 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii
Charlie Beljan 2012 Children's Miracle Network Classic
Jonas Blixt 2012 Fry's.com Open
Ted Potter, Jr. 2012 The Greenbrier Classic
John Huh 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic
Keegan Bradley (2) 2011 PGA Championship
Scott Stallings 2011 The Greenbrier Classic
Chris Kirk 2011 Viking Classic
Keegan Bradley 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship
Brendan Steele 2011 Valero Texas Open
Charl Schwartzel 2011 Masters Tournament
Jhonattan Vegas 2011 Bob Hope Classic
Rory McIlroy 2010 Quail Hollow Championship
Derek Lamely 2010 Puerto Rico Open
Marc Turnesa 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Dustin Johnson 2008 Turning Stone Resort Championship
Chez Reavie 2008 RBC Canadian Open
Andres Romero 2008 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
George McNeill 2007 Frys.com Open
Brandt Snedeker 2007 Wyndham Championship
Henrik Stenson 2007 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship

ROOKIES BY SEASON - FedExCup era (2007-present)

Season Rookies Winners TOUR Championship
2021-22 27 - -
2020-21 3 1 0
2019-20 21 1 2
2018-19 22 5 1
2017-18 23 3 1
2016-17 25 5 2
2015-16 21 3 2
2014-15 24 1 1
2013-14 14 1 0
2013 25 3 1
2012 26 4 1
2011 35 6 1
2010 20 2 0
2009 28 0 1
2008 25 4 1
2007 27 3 1